Archive for September, 2011

Only Good Things

I try to tell my husband one good thing that happens at work each day.

Here’s today’s:

While I was chatting and laughing with my homeroom students as we waited in line to enter the cafeteria, a lower grade boy stopped on the stairs beside me, made sure he had my attention, then hollered: “You have the most awesome smile!”

He made my day.

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Run for Your Life

Teaching is often stressful and overwhelming. I won’t say more, or I’ll just be complaining. After a particularly frustrating day that ended with John suggesting I stand out in the driveway and throw rocks, I decided it was time to plug back into the Couch to 10k app.

After four weeks of the Couch to 10k program, I finally finished week two. Hooray! Last night was the first round of week three.

I’m not sure what it says about me that I thrive on mindless, monotonous, repetitive motion. At the end of my 50 minute workout I didn’t want to get off the treadmill. I could have run/walked all night.

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Pizza! Pizza!

On Sunday we had friends and family over for our biggest pizza party yet.

It took us awhile to sort out the complex family relations, but we got that done. The family and friends – some of whom we had not met and so did not yet know were friends – were folks we do not get to see often enough.

The pizzas were some of the prettiest we’ve seen. My favorite was made by a six-year-old. I’m hoping she grows up to be a bread baker, a pizza maker, a chef.

My favorite comment was (and I’m paraphrasing hugely here): Once we had an outdoor dinner in France. There were sawhorse tables filled with cheeses and wines and food. I never thought I would have that experience again. And now I have.

Another salute to the magic of fire.

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